In this video, Austin is working Bo through the busy baggage claim area. One thing you will notice is Bo's check-in with me. I'm walking behind them taking the video. As we transition from me handling Bo to Austin handling Bo, we hope to see fewer check-ins with me and more with Austin. You will also notice Bo looks back at luggage on wheels that passes him. While it gets his attention, he is able to re-focus and continue working.
In this video our trainer, Helen, is telling Austin to put Bo in a down. Bo is listening to Austin's commands and staying focused despite the distractions.
In this video, Austin is practicing taking Bo through the security gate. They pass several TSA employees and Bo remains focused and at Austin's side.
In this video, Austin is walking Bo around the upper level of the airport near the security gate and food kiosks. Austin is very much at ease handling Bo and Bo's tail is high and wagging indicating he is also comfortable. You see a loose leash and Bo staying at Austin's side. Bo does put his nose down to the floor at one point, which is not ideal and something to continue to work on with him.
Riding in the car wheel well is one way we are preparing Bo for the tight space he will need to place in during our three hour flight. He has always rode in the hatch of our vehicles, so the wheel well was a new experience for him. He wasn't comfortable at first but after two weeks of daily training, he is going down on his own and even resting as seen in this video.